McIntire, UVA Students Lead a Run for Social and Racial Justice

November 30, 2017
Together We Run organizers

Responding to the horrific events that plunged Charlottesville on to the national stage last August, fourth-year McIntire student Andy Page (McIntire '18) reached out to friends, desperate to see what he could do to help. The result: a fundraiser that shows the true spirit of the University and the town.

Along with fellow McIntire students Augustus Huang (McIntire '19), Anna Kuno (McIntire '19), David Robles (McIntire '18), and Yash Tekriwal (McIntire '18) and seven other UVA students, Page founded "Together We Run," a series of runathons to support local and racial justice organizations across the South.

The inaugural event takes place on Grounds with a run at Mad Bowl Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. All of the proceeds from the first run will go to the Heather Heyer Foundation’s annual scholarship. With similar events scheduled during the next six weeks, local organizations will also benefit from Page and company's runathons in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 16); Charleston, S.C. (Dec. 30); Miami (Jan. 6); and Austin, Texas, and across the country (Jan. 13), with runners logging their miles remotely.

Read the full UVA Today story to learn more about the Together We Run fundraiser.